Mathew Leckie has made his long-awaited Bundesliga return with 13 minutes off the bench in Hertha Berlin's 2-1 win over Mainz.

It's Leckie's 10th Bundesliga appearance of the season and first since December 22 last year, with the Aussie forward nicking two goals so far.

Leckie had drawn praise from Pal Dardai earlier in the season and before a hamstring issue derailed the Socceroos' Bundesliga and Asian Cup campaigns, he was beginning to feature as a regular starter for the side.

After a bright start that saw the German capital club pushing for a UEFA Champions League berth, Berlin are now comfortably mid-table, eighth among the likes of Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg.

Meanwhile Nabbout played 45 minutes for Urawa Reds' in just his third appearance of 2019, as his J-League side lost 2-0 to Consadole Sapporo. 

The Socceroo also played seven minutes in Urawa's league opener on February 23, as he continues his long road back from debilitating shoulder and groin injuries that also kept him out of the majority of Australia's Asian Cup campaign.

It's only Nabbout's 14th J-League appearance since joining Urawa, in which time he's already garnered a handy three assists, but has often been confined to brief substitute appearances.

The former Japanese giants struggled last season and after two matches sit second last.